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Offline Louis De Sousa

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QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« on: Mar 14, 2018, 03:39 PM »
Dubai Dry Dock is under preparations to take QE2 back in for a overhaul painting,will keep you informed as it come in.....
« Last Edit: Mar 15, 2018, 04:26 PM by Davina »

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« Reply #1 on: Mar 14, 2018, 03:44 PM »
Awesome!  ;D

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Re: QE2 Dry Docking 2018
« Reply #2 on: Mar 14, 2018, 03:49 PM »
That is great news, Louis !  Thanks for the info and keep us up to date as info comes in !   :) :)
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« Reply #3 on: Mar 14, 2018, 04:58 PM »
That's great news, Louis.  Do you know if "under preparations" means, they are currently and actively getting it ready?  Or does that mean they are planning it for some near but future time?

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Re: QE2 Dry Docking 2018
« Reply #4 on: Mar 14, 2018, 05:11 PM »
Thanks for the information!

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« Reply #5 on: Mar 14, 2018, 05:31 PM »
Fantastic news, Louis! :)
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Re: QE2 Dry Docking 2018
« Reply #6 on: Mar 14, 2018, 05:53 PM »
Good news! Just over 5 years since the last time, and to be expected as part of a successful future even though she's not in class/seagoing condition anymore etc - will keep her in good condition for some years yet in her new role and shows how committed they are to her if there were any doubts.
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Re: QE2 Dry Docking 2018
« Reply #7 on: Mar 14, 2018, 06:26 PM »
Thanks Louis.

This surely is the 'ship to hotel' dry docking - when they blank off openings etc and arrange a way for her to be secured to the dockside.  At both the previous dockings she was still expected to sail again.

Now surely they'll use this to relaunch her?  Especially when she comes out...
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Re: QE2 Dry Docking 2018
« Reply #8 on: Mar 14, 2018, 07:01 PM »
I seem to remember we discussed dry dock visits recently and the consensus was that they'd have to do one very soon - and that it would need to be before a high profile launch of the hotel - wasn't it?
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Re: QE2 Dry Docking 2018
« Reply #9 on: Mar 14, 2018, 07:15 PM »
Thanks Louis.

This surely is the 'ship to hotel' dry docking - when they blank off openings etc and arrange a way for her to be secured to the dockside.  At both the previous dockings she was still expected to sail again.

Now surely they'll use this to relaunch her?  Especially when she comes out...

Would make sense and is, I would've thought - like you, likely too.

I seem to remember we discussed dry dock visits recently and the consensus was that they'd have to do one very soon - and that it would need to be before a high profile launch of the hotel - wasn't it?

I remember that discussion, the saying "speak of the devil" comes to mind!
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« Reply #10 on: Mar 14, 2018, 09:58 PM »
Absolutely brilliant news, many thanks Louis!
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« Reply #11 on: Mar 14, 2018, 11:35 PM »
I had taken a nap at 1pm and this had exploded! People are interested!

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Re: QE2 Dry Docking 2018
« Reply #12 on: Mar 14, 2018, 11:36 PM »
I had taken a nap at 1pm and this had exploded! People are interested!

QE2 is that special  ;)
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Re: QE2 Dry Docking 2018
« Reply #13 on: Mar 15, 2018, 01:14 PM »
QE2 is that special  ;)

Very, very special, indeed !   :)
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Re: QE2 Dry Docking 2018
« Reply #14 on: Mar 15, 2018, 04:26 PM »
Sunday 18th March 2018 around 4pm QE2 will make her entrance to the Dry Dock at the Dubai Dry Docks...

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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #15 on: Mar 15, 2018, 04:36 PM »
Will QE2 be stable sitting so high out of the water ?
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« Reply #16 on: Mar 15, 2018, 05:12 PM »
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Sunday 18th March 2018 around 4pm QE2 will make her entrance to the Dry Dock at the Dubai Dry Docks...   

While this all sounds like great news, cant help but think that the Public Relations team or Marketing team (one assumes they have such people ::) ) are missing out , hire a drone get some overhead shots or something, Heck do anything to announce this to the world , build up some hype.. The Hotel QE2 is coming soon....

Who can forget ther hype surrounding the Queen Elizabeth (The new one) Those lucky enough to see the preview tours were greeted with a large sign "The wait is over"  some of us quietly breathed Thank god for that... 
One cant help but think, All credit to Davina for obtaining such information, photos etc  , BUT at the end of the day we cannot escape the fact , had it not been for an Ex Barman and some hidden photos showing nothing more than new carpets and new lights, we would all be totally blind to what is going on.   

If this is how they promote  (or not as the case maybe )QE2, what hope is there if or when for the Gala reopening .
Please tell me lm wrong in my way of thinking ? :-\

Heck they should hire Flagship from on here for an hour, he could do more in that hour than they have done in nearly ten years !!!!
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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #17 on: Mar 15, 2018, 05:44 PM »
Will QE2 be stable sitting so high out of the water ?

I would've thought so given her normal stability margin was probably far better than some modern cruise ships (based on how she handled the freak listing events), however her ballast system will no longer be functional (partly for the software reason and mainly due to not being used). Maybe Michael or Louis can shed more light on this aspect, or anyone else more knowledgeable for that matter?

Also she's been stable alongside for nearly 2 years in all weather such as the high winds/sandstorms (minus the lifeboats/tenders and davits - some of the major bits of weight removed from around mid 2016) and they will have assessed her stability on the short tows there and back, and whether to more permanently dock her at her new home (like SS Rotterdam is with stanchions/bollards, for example).
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Re: QE2 Dry Docking 2018
« Reply #18 on: Mar 15, 2018, 05:48 PM »
Sunday 18th March 2018 around 4pm QE2 will make her entrance to the Dry Dock at the Dubai Dry Docks...

I hope there is a way to watch the process!

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« Reply #19 on: Mar 15, 2018, 06:00 PM »
I hope there is a way to watch the process!
That would be great... lets hope someone is nearby recording it.